Psalm 68:5 (God is) a father to the fatherless (to orphans)
The orphanage we started in 2017 near Bujumbura in Burundi (Africa)
Salmo 68:5 (Dios es el) Padre de huérfanos
El orfanato que fundamos en 2017 cerca de Bujumbura en Burundi (Africa)
“ALL 8 CHILDREN”
This is Hope BEFORE Nick’s Place
At birth he tested positive for H.I.V. due to his mother’s lifestyle (who also abandoned him)
this is Hope AFTER being at Nick’s Place
…..whom we believe God miraculously healed because he was re-tested while at his new home and the test came back H.I.V. negative!
THREE CHILDREN LITERALLY SAVED FROM STARVATION
BRIGHT, BADINA and FLICIEN were so malnourished and sick that they were about to die when they were brought to Nick’s Place (Home of Hope).
By God’s great mercy and the loving care of the people at Nick’s Place they were nursed back to health!
Here they celebrate their first ever birthday party, eating their first ever birthday cake
Pictures of the kids when Nick’s Place (Home of Hope) opened
Pictures of when the children first started school
Pictures of when the children first moved into the newly build Nick’s Place
“THE HOUSE” ….whose architect and builder is God (Hebrews 11:10)
The construction of Nick’s Place (Home of Hope)
The land chosen by God for Nick’s Place (Home of Hope)
NICK’S PLACE “JUNIOR”
Our Porridge Feeding center we build to provide for food for the 130 village children (bread and porridge and clean water)
Originally the Porridge Ministry started under this large tree. Here is where the village children came to be fed.
Thank the Lord for his faithful servants (Venerand and Grace and Alina) who feed and love the children.
This is the original building where we started in 2015. Here we distributed 300 dresses one year and 500 T-shirts the next year for the village children. This later evolved into our Porridge Feeding Ministry for 130 village children.
THE DAY WE MET “HOPE“
FOR THE FIRST TIME
THESE ARE SOME OF THE WOMEN THAT LOVINGLY SERVE THE CHILDREN AT NICK’s place (HOME OF HOPE)
GLORIA getting ready to take them to school
Their first time ever at a playground
THE BIBLE IN VIDEO CARTOONS
WE TOTALLY LOVE THESE KIDS!
HOPE goes to the doctor and miraculous news of his healing (at birth he tested H.I.V positive)
The newest members to Nick’s Place: Bessy the cow and “Abraham” her calf (named by little Sostene. Five months after we got Bessy, she died. But God blessed us and we were able to replace her with another milk cow we named “Bessy – two”.
BAGS OF BLESSINGS MINISTRY
We filled a bag of blessing for every child in the village (ages 2 through 15) and brought them each a Bag of Blessing filled with school supplies, a toy, an article of clothing, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.
SHOES THAT GROW ministry
We were blessed to take the 130 kids in the village a pair of “Shoes that Grow”. Church families and friends each adopted a child and got him a pair of these amazing shoes!
CLEAN WATER for the CHILDREN
We were blessed to install SAWYER FILTERS at the orphanage and in the village —
to purify their river and potable water into clean drinking water. It was amazing.
ADDRESSING THE MALNUTRITION IN THE VILLAGE CHILDREN
Gleanings is a ministry in California where volunteers gather fruit, dry it and package it along with a variety of dehydrated vegetables (broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, carrots, green beans, lentils, onions, parsley, peas, potato, rice, wheat, etc). The goal is to get it to countries that are starving and malnutritioned — like Burundi. So we brought 300 pounds of this food to help the children in the village. THEY ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE TASTE!